Career Transitions Forum

The Career Transitions Forum (CTF) is a unique series of lectures, presentations, and networking activities designed to support professionals who are transitioning in their careers.

Professionals from recruitment firms, corporations, and the local community will present a broad array of job search strategies and tips, with a different topic presented each week. New participants can join any week.  

Free Career Advising

Career Advising is available from our prestigious team of business executives for those who have attended at least one CTF session and preferably who have completed an HRD resume class. 

To schedule an appointment, submit the CTF Career Advising Request form, which is available at CTF ZOOM meetings on Thursdays from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. (Please NOTE that advising appointments will be meeting virtually using Zoom, Teams or any platform that the advisor chooses.)

Here are details on our current panel of advisors:

Claire Boland
Claire Boland
CTF Advisor

~ Contact Info ~

Scott Northern Wake Campus
-

View Full Bio
Rachel Cox
Rachel Cox
CTF Advisor

~ Contact Info ~

Scott Northern Wake Campus
-

View Full Bio
Olivia Ecker
Olivia Ecker
CTF Advisor

~ Contact Info ~

Scott Northern Wake Campus
-

View Full Bio
Joy Hodge
Joy Hodge
CTF Advisor

~ Contact Info ~

Scott Northern Wake Campus
-

View Full Bio
Peter Large
Peter Large
CTF Advisor

~ Contact Info ~

Scott Northern Wake Campus
-

View Full Bio
Deborah "Deb" Oronzio
Deborah "Deb" Oronzio
CTF Advisor

~ Contact Info ~

Scott Northern Wake Campus
-

View Full Bio
Prashant Pandya
Prashant Pandya
CTF Advisor

~ Contact Info ~

Scott Northern Wake Campus
-

View Full Bio
Al Rankin
Al Rankin
CTF Advisor

~ Contact Info ~

Scott Northern Wake Campus
-

View Full Bio

Schedule of Events  

As a precaution to addressing the Coronavirus,  Wake Tech's Workforce Continuing Education has temporarily suspended most face-to-face classes.  CTF will be meeting virtually using ZOOM.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT to begin the registration process for the next event.  You will be given a Wake Tech ID and a Wake Tech email. The registration process will be complete once we receive your HRD fee waiver form from your Wake Tech email.

If you have questions concerning registration, please contact Maureen Sanchez at [email protected].  You may contact Delia Burnett at [email protected] if you have questions concerning  CTF or Human Resources Development (HRD). 

Please visit hrd.waketech.edu to view other fee-waived classes available if you are furloughed, unemployed, underemployed or facing a pending lay-off.  We are now offering ONLINE classes!  Welcome!

                                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

July 30 │ Josh Stubbolo │ Networking

Networking can best be described as a series of quotes! People tend to believe networking is based on activity and the more you do the more you are rewarded. Networking goes beyond the scope of activity. Its foundation that is based on the merit of an individual’s willingness to pay it forward by putting other interest a head of their own.  Join Josh Stubbolo and find out how to network – the smart way!

Josh is the founder of Triangle Tech Net, another Raleigh area networking group that meets weekly, helping Triangle professional network, make contacts, and expand their social circle - and find potential job prospects in the process. Josh is Managing Partner of Family Legacy Solutions, a wealth management company. He is a Registered Representative, offering Securities through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

Aug 6 │Rachel Cox and Deb Oronzio │ Pitches and PARS Practicum

People say that "knowledge is power". Knowledge is powerful yet it is only applied knowledge that gives us real power! Following on our Pitches & PARS presentation a few weeks ago, we're going to apply what we learned in that session. Small groups will deliver their elevator pitches for review and comment as well as answer selected interview questions that will allow them to practice their PAR (Problem | Action | Result) stories. A preparation handout will be provided in advance.

Rachel Cox and Deb Oronzio are both on our Wake Tech CTF Advisory Board. Rachel coaches professionals who are exploring franchise business opportunities through her business, The Entrepreneur's Source. Deb serves as the facilitator for the CTF program. She also serves as Senior Career Management Consultant at Right Management, the career transition arm of The Manpower Group. Deb serves private clients through her business, Self-Empower Coaching.

Aug 13 │ Maxine Pearl Phillips McKoy │ Make Every Connection Count

Dynamic! Intentional! Driven by purpose! These are just a few words that describe Maxine Pearl Phillips McKoy, Founder and Chief Education Officer of LEVELLESS HR & Career Strategies, a GAMMS Unlimited division. She is the author of Transformation Write + Share + Live and the creator of the Achievement Mindset Process Model™ and a seasoned platform speaker with a passion for helping others succeed. Her clients identify and connect with their innate abilities, choose a career that best fits their talents, and receives expert strategies for transforming their career, leadership, and life. They are empowered to market their brand effectively, envision their legacy, and achieve profound results through intentional networking and building relationships. Her clients understand that they are LEVELLESS by continuously achieving and reaching happiness as define themselves.

Aug 20 │ No Meeting │ We Will See You Next Week!

If you are interested in participating in this networking and lecture series please click the link to register:  CTF

Aug 27 │TBD │ Stay Tuned

Location: 

(currently meeting in Zoom)
Trinity Baptist Church - Chapel
4815 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC
Directions to Church
Church Campus Map

Day & Time:
Thursdays
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Arrive early and stay after for valuable informal networking!

CTF Link9.20edIn Group
This is a moderated group. Professionals must attend one or more CTF sessions to join.

Enhance Your Resume, Market yourself, Explore A New Career

HRD (Human Resources Development) courses provide assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transitioning back into the workforce, or working to redefine their professional niche in today's global market. HRD offers many relevant classes that will help equip you for success in your job search. 


What our students are saying...

I have accepted an offer from Cisco as a Marketing Manager in their Enterprise Networking group. You can say that “networking” will be my job and not only a means for career advancement!
 
I am really thankful to you and other leaders and participants of Career Transition Forum group for their tremendous support, encouragement, willingness to help, opening rolodex’s, and insights into the modern hiring process. I truly learned from the wonderful speakers you invited, and from others’ experiences.
 
I am happy to extend help to anyone in the group to the extent I can.
 
- Vivek B., CTF Alumni

Today, I landed a permanent position at IAT Insurance as a Technical Project Manager/Process & Change Manager.  I am really excited!  It's truly a dream job for me where I will use all of my certifications. I could not have done it without your support and advice! Especially these 2 simple steps that REALLY made me a stand-out candidate:

  1. Networked with employed people in my field (which led to a friendship with an IAT IT staff member --> which led to my sincere interest in IAT --> which led to a referral!)
  2. Shared stories about specific technical projects I managed that are directly related to projects that IAT is planning to undertake now. 

- Elizabeth R., CTF Alumni


Sign up to receive news about the Career Transitions Forum